Dr. Mads Solgaard Thomsen

Researcher Summary

My research focuses on how human stressors, such as bio-invasions, pollution, and climate change, impact the structure, productivity and biodiversity of aquatic ecosystems.  I combine experiments, surveys, analysis of long-term dataset, modeling and meta-analysis, to test how patterns in biological communities are generated and maintained.  My research provides predictions on how coastal habitats will respond to human stressors and recommendations for conservation strategies needed to ameliorate their impacts.

Field of Research

  • Climate changes in marine ecosystems
  • Impact of marine invaders
  • Meta-analysis and cross-ecosystem comparisons
  • Restoration of marine foundation species
  • Marine biodiversity in a changing world
  • Facilitation and mutualistic interactions
  • Eutrophication in estuaries


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